An Asian Christian woman living in London blogging about the everyday issues of religion

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Is the hate of the far right over?

Anders Breivik, the evil man who shot dead 77 people in Norway last year, has been jailed for 21 years. The chances of him being freed are slim. It didn't look as if he cared yesterday though when sentenced. He was bored and opportunistic, only coming to life when he gave his Nazi salute and when the Judge declared him sane. These were his two moments of triumph. If he had been deemed insane then his actions would have been put down to acts driven by madness, rather than as a result of cold hard hate for the tenets of Liberalism which respects equality and fairness (i.e other cultures and people). However,his imprisonment makes me doubt that the door is closed on race hatred despite the extensive condemnation of his ideology. While Muslim bashing goes on, while non-white people are killed for having brown/black skin, while immigrants are blamed for the economic downfalls of countries and while politicians play the anti- race card for votes then the far right will continue to propagate. 


  1. One of the most chilling moments at the end of the trial was when Breivik apologized that he had not killed more people. Thankfully he will not be free to kill more, but his type of ideology is sadly still alive and free.

  2. Dear Nancy,
    I fear that someone somewhere will stage a copycat attack of Breivik's actions and I pray that this will never happen.

  3. Chelliah Laity, I am so glad that you've shared your anger about the Catholics; you're another reason Mainline Protestantism in general and Anglicanism in particular is so thriving today!

  4. Turnip Ghost, There is nothing about Catholics in this blog post. I wish I was as influential as your sarcasm implies.